What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a sugar naturally found and produced by our body. It’s found in most body tissues with the highest concentration in our skin, connective tissues, and eyes. It’s an essential support component in our skin’s structural proteins: collagen and elastin.
This natural ingredient in our skin fills intercellular areas to create the perfect environment for skin cells.
It is also responsible for assisting in the stimulation of collagen production and protecting all skin elements from exposure to free radicals.
Another main function of HA is its contribution to tissue hydrodynamics; managing the amount of water our skin retains to maintain hydrated tissues.
Simply, HA is the key to supple and youthful skin.
However, the dreaded aging process and increased exposure to things like UV rays, tobacco smoke, pollution and stress reduces the level of HA our body produces. As a result, the amount of collagen decreases which makes our skin lose its elasticity and moisture. We all know what this means… The formation of deep seated wrinkles and sagging skin.